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The List Of 30 Under 30 Making Under 30K

2015's list of people who shot for the moon and missed landing among the stars.

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30. Lauren Greenman, 23 — Production Assistant

"I'm going to be the next Tina Fey! But that definitely won't happen by 30...or 40. Until then, my mom and dad are helping me out."
work.chron.com

"I'm going to be the next Tina Fey! But that definitely won't happen by 30...or 40. Until then, my mom and dad are helping me out."

29. Jesse Cortez, 26 — Starbucks Barista

"I tell myself, 'Always listen.' I know one day I'll be able to tell if a name is spelled with an 'f' or a 'ph.'"
tumblr.com

"I tell myself, 'Always listen.' I know one day I'll be able to tell if a name is spelled with an 'f' or a 'ph.'"

28. Sara Fenner, 27 — Open House Lookout

"I sit in the upstairs bedroom and make sure no one steals anything. Sometimes I bring a book. Don't put that in."
guardnow.com

"I sit in the upstairs bedroom and make sure no one steals anything. Sometimes I bring a book. Don't put that in."

27. Greg McMeerson, 20 — Fast Food Employee

"I guess my secret to success is just not peeing in the fryer. Or, like, on the food. Or showing up really high. You can be a little high but not, like, 'woah' high, you know?"
timebusiness.com

"I guess my secret to success is just not peeing in the fryer. Or, like, on the food. Or showing up really high. You can be a little high but not, like, 'woah' high, you know?"

26. Bryan Watts, 19 — Barnes & Noble Cashier

"The difference between doing a good job and a great job is telling a customer where a book is versus SHOWING them."
keyles.com

"The difference between doing a good job and a great job is telling a customer where a book is versus SHOWING them."

25. Rob Yates, 29 and 362 days — Dogwalker

"Advice? Man, I don't — a bichon just took a dump on my foot. Can you just give me a sec?"
carrieandjonathan.com

"Advice? Man, I don't — a bichon just took a dump on my foot. Can you just give me a sec?"

24. Yvonne Burns, 29 — Teach for America, 7th Grade

"I always smile. If I'm smiling, I can't cry."
ei-ie.org

"I always smile. If I'm smiling, I can't cry."

23. Tom Hampley, 26 — Concierge, Hampton Inn & Suites

"Sometimes when a customer is coming toward me and you know they're going to be a pain in the ass, I pick up the phone and pretend to take a call. They'll usually just walk away. But other than that, it's pretty cool. I get a lot of pillow chocolates and shampoo."
independent.co.uk

"Sometimes when a customer is coming toward me and you know they're going to be a pain in the ass, I pick up the phone and pretend to take a call. They'll usually just walk away. But other than that, it's pretty cool. I get a lot of pillow chocolates and shampoo."

22. Bijoux Kilm, 23 — Window Dresser

"It's not my real name."
monzafashionschool.com

"It's not my real name."

21. Otto Dunlevy, 25 — Security Guard

"I do it for the R-E-S... Wait... R-E-S-P... R-E-S-P-C-T. R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
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"I do it for the R-E-S... Wait... R-E-S-P... R-E-S-P-C-T. R-E-S-P-E-C-T."

20. LeAnne O'Neill, 28 — Segway Tour Guide (Washington, D.C.)

"WHAT. A. RUSH."
venturetix.com

"WHAT. A. RUSH."

19. Amy Richards, 27 — Dealer, Hooters Casino

"Sometimes the guys at the table don't stare at my boobs."
wp.casinoguide.com

"Sometimes the guys at the table don't stare at my boobs."

18. Johni Ryan, 29 — Hairdresser

"I'm actually a shampooer, but when you say hairdresser, it gives it class. This isn't a client. It's my twin, Staci."
missburtonshairdryermooc.weebly.com

"I'm actually a shampooer, but when you say hairdresser, it gives it class. This isn't a client. It's my twin, Staci."

17. Dwayne Reid, 24 — Plumber's Apprentice

"It's pretty shitty. Get it? Get it? You got it, right? Because shit. I work with shit."
rheem.com.au

"It's pretty shitty. Get it? Get it? You got it, right? Because shit. I work with shit."

16. D. Scot LeFevre, 27.5 — Bike Messenger

"My two working parents loved and supported me emotionally and financially, so, like, why wouldn't I try to piss them off?"
newsroom.macleay.net

"My two working parents loved and supported me emotionally and financially, so, like, why wouldn't I try to piss them off?"

15. Yates Dooley, 24 — Gluten-Free Baker

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14. Christina Matapang, 23 — Hostess, Red Lobster

"Um, advice? Don't eat the shrimp after 8 p.m."
cheddars.com

"Um, advice? Don't eat the shrimp after 8 p.m."

13. Rynn Stoddert, 29 — Rickshaw Driver, Berkeley

"I just want to look fierce and have fun. Get my bod tight, get my bod right."
rickshaw-copenhagen.com

"I just want to look fierce and have fun. Get my bod tight, get my bod right."

12. Jax Taylor, 29* — Bartender, Sur

"Sleeping with as many coworkers as possible. What was the question?"*age not confirmed
ia.media-imdb.com

"Sleeping with as many coworkers as possible. What was the question?"

*age not confirmed

11. Tierra Rice, 27 — Rec Center Lifeguard

"Sometimes when a kid needs help, I think about not saving them. But, like, only for a second."
crotchedmountain.org

"Sometimes when a kid needs help, I think about not saving them. But, like, only for a second."

10. Paul Huynh, 29 — Private Chef

"Great hours."
therefinedlife.com

"Great hours."

9. Jenna Potter, 28 — Ambulance Driver

"I should probably get back to the front, but you'll use this one of me, right?"
crestlinecoach.com

"I should probably get back to the front, but you'll use this one of me, right?"

8. Starr Knight, 26 — Boat Show Model

"I like boats."
models4tradeshows.com

"I like boats."

7. Parker Tibbert, 27 — Lumberjack

"I took the whole 'lumbersexual' thing way too far. Like, way too far."
poskok.info

"I took the whole 'lumbersexual' thing way too far. Like, way too far."

6. Lee Richards, 22 — Amusement Park Ride Attendant, Six Flags

"No one's died yet, so I guess that's a notable achievement."
i44.tinypic.com

"No one's died yet, so I guess that's a notable achievement."

5. Brandon Durden, 26 — Librarian

"I tell people I work at Netflix, but for books."
us.123rf.com

"I tell people I work at Netflix, but for books."

4. Bijan Shalimar, 29 — Glassblower

"Post-Breaking Bad, the biz has really skyrocketed...doubling, sometimes tripling orders to like two to three per month."
caroleknits.net

"Post-Breaking Bad, the biz has really skyrocketed...doubling, sometimes tripling orders to like two to three per month."

3. Keesha Young, 29 — Phlebotomist

"I'm a vampire. Hahaha, no. No, I'm not."
healthschoolfinder.com

"I'm a vampire. Hahaha, no. No, I'm not."

2. Henry Upridge, 28 — Animal Trainer

"It's all about the connection."
thumbs.dreamstime.com

"It's all about the connection."

1. Hank Gladwell, 25 — Farmhand

"Whatever. I'm jacked."
pinterest.com

"Whatever. I'm jacked."

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